Scion- December 2021

Volume 31, Issue #12 – December 2021   Where has this year gone? I felt like 2020 would never end and now I can’t believe how fast 2021 has gone. Two years ago, the Bexar County Master Gardener membership elected me as their President. My term started out normally: our part of the 2020 Rodeo was a big success, the …

Scion- November 2021

Volume 31, Issue #11 – November 2021   I can’t believe it is already November! Where has the time gone? If you are like me, you often walk your garden with thoughts in your head like “that bed needs weeding, the salvia needs to be cut back, and I need to prune the dead wood out of that cedar,” all …

Scion- October 2021

Volume 31, Issue #10 – October 2021   Fall is here! At least according to the calendar. I’ll wait until the temperatures moderate a little more before I do my fall planting. Thanks to a friend, I now have five evergreen sumacs to add to my garden! I’ve been looking for over a year now for these natives. If you …

Scion- September 2021

Volume 31, Issue #09 – September 2021 Scion Index – Click and Go! You can now print or download Member Articles to your computer. Just click the Blue Button beneath the article you wish to save, and a pdf version of the article will pop up on your screen. From there, you can print or download using the indicators at …

Scion- August 2021

Volume 31, Issue #08 – August 2021   Can you believe we have made it to August without going into triple digit temperatures? Get ready because I can’t believe we will get out of August without some scorchers! Try to do your gardening in the early morning before the temperatures rise. Drink plenty of water. Just as August heat can …

Scion- July 2021-

Volume 31, Issue #07 – July 2021   July brings forth thoughts of sunny days filled with swimming, picnics in the shade, watermelons (with seed spitting contests), and fireworks! It’s also when I get to enjoy a special bed behind the pool with its red, white, and blue blooms.  Red firecracker plant (Russelia equisetiformis), with its clusters of firecracker red …

Scion -June 2021

Volume 31, Issue #06 – June 2021   As June begins, I see so many changes happening! Some of the changes are moving us back to the “old normal.” For example, our COVID infection rate is down in Bexar County and events like Fiesta, after having to be canceled last year and postponed this year, will be happening shortly! Some …

Scion -May 2021

Volume 31, Issue #05 – May 2021   What a difference a few months can make. It is now 2 ½ months since the Big Freeze of February and what a difference that has made in my garden! Most plants have made a great comeback. The autumn sages and Henry Duelburg salvias are in full bloom. My Knockout rose and …

Scion -April 2021

Volume 31, Issue #04 – April 2021   April showers bring May flowers… and I am ready for both the showers and the flowers. After the deviation of the February freeze and waiting to see what had survived in the garden, I am ready to shop for some new plants! And I’m not alone… nurseries are struggling to keep up …

Scion -March 2021

Volume 31, Issue #03 – March 2021  President’s Message, March is here, thank goodness! February was really rough; freezing weather, no electricity, no water, broken pipes, damaged homes. And finally, our attention turned to our gardens. As I look at my own, I see brown leaves, nude stems, mushy bulb foliage, and so much more! The seemingly total devastation took …